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Strife (Strifeicon.png) is one of four types of tokens first introduced in the Branch and Claw expansion, alongside Beasts, Wilds, and Disease.


Strife tokens represent internal turmoil and discard within the Invader ranks. In such turbulent and angry situations, fields go untended, farms remain small, and aggression against the Dahan becomes disorganized and ineffectual.


Whenever Invaders Damage the Dahan and/or the land, each attacking Invader with any number of Strifeicon.png deals exactly 0 Damage and removes one Strifeicon.png.

Extra Details

  • Unlike other token types, Strife is added to a specific Invader rather than the land as a whole. When you add Strife in a particular land, you choose which Invader it's added to and place the Strife token beneath that Invader piece.
  • If there are no Invaders in a land that you attempt to add Strifeicon.png to, you cannot add that Strife.
  • There is no limit to the amount of Strifeicon.png any one particular Invader can have.
  • Using the Strifeicon.png is required; you cannot save it for later, even if the Invader is already dealing 0 Damage due to, e.g., Defend.
  • If the Invader is Damaging multiple things simultaneously (as during Ravage), the Strifeicon.png affects all of them.
  • If Invaders Damage other Invaders, Strife has no effect and is not removed.
  • Even if Damage is reduced to 0 (by Defend and/or Strife), the Dahan still fight back! (Only if something cancels or skips the Ravage Action entirely do they remain complacent.)
  • Strife applies any time which that Invader would deal Damage, not only when it would Ravage (Particularly relevant for Grinning Trickster Stirs Up Trouble's Innate Power, Why Don't You And Them Fight, which has 1 Invader and 1 Dahanicon.png deal Damage to each other!).
  • If an Invader with Strifeicon.png moves, the Strife moves with it.
  • If an Invader with Strifeicon.png is Removed or Destroyed, return the Strife token to the supply.
  • If an Invader with Strifeicon.png is replaced with another Invader, the Strifeicon.png is kept on the replacement Invader.
  • If an Invader with Strifeicon.png is replaced with multiple Invaders, the Strifeicon.png is distributed to the replacement Invaders in any way the Spirits choose.
  • If an Invader with Strifeicon.png is replaced with a non-Invader game piece - such as a {{{width}}}px or Dahanicon.png - the Strife goes away.